About this Artisan
Begin Anew Refugee Artisan Group
Leaving their homes and coming to a new land with new customs, new rules, and a new language is overwhelming for many refugees. The language barrier creates obstacles as they try to begin a new life. Begin Anew, a Christian Women's Job Corps ministry in Nashville, TN has a mission “to empower individuals in Middle Tennessee to overcome obstacles caused by poverty by providing education, mentoring, and resources.”
Begin Anew’s south Nashville site works with refugees to teach them English and to help them become established in their new home. As a WorldCrafts artisan group, Begin Anew teaches a group of women how to hand screen-print a variety of items to earn additional income for their families.
In the words of Thee, one of the artisans from Myanmar, when you purchase an item handcrafted by Begin Anew, the artisans send you, "Big, Big Thanks!"